Within the Obama administration, a record of failure is a sure indicator of future advancement. Aside from his own countless scandals and missteps, Obama continually surrounds himself with proven losers.
One such disappointment is Jake Sullivan, who once served as Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. He is most notorious for his leading role in perpetuating the myth that a YouTube video acted as the catalyst behind last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Sullivan provided talking points to then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and other administration flacks, encouraging them to spread obvious lies in an effort to downplay anti-American sentiment in the Middle East. Along with Rice, Sullivan was also promoted by the Obama administration after taking the heat for this particular scandal.
Apparently not satisfied that America’s credibility had been sufficiently destroyed, Sullivan was recently identified as one of the primary forces behind a much-maligned nuclear weapons deal between the U.S. and Iran.
In July 2012, he was reportedly present during one of the administration’s first meeting with Iranian leaders. Since then, official sources indicate he has been a key player in developing a plan that many see as insufficient at best and actively dangerous at worst.
The Associated Press cited numerous sources imbedded in the White House who confirmed Sullivan engaged in clandestine meetings in Iran on at least five occasions.
Though the first of these meetings took place before the Benghazi attack, Sullivan remained an active participant in the Iran deal well after his role in spreading false information was revealed. Had his willful negligence been addressed with a swift and unceremonious termination, he would have been unable to act in any meaningful capacity during the disastrous deal negotiations.
Of course, he was rewarded, not punished, for his dereliction. In the corrupt world of D.C. politics, an ability to stand by provably false statements is considered a valuable character trait.
–B. Christopher Agee
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